11 Facts About Beatlemania


Beatlemania was the fanaticism surrounding the English rock band the Beatles in the 1960s.

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Beatlemania surpassed any previous examples of fan worship in its intensity and scope.

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Once it became an international phenomenon in 1964, Beatlemania surpassed in intensity and reach any previous examples of fan worship, including those afforded to Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

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Beatlemania's report did not use the word "Beatlemania", but the phenomenon was evident.

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One national paper's headlines in the following days coined the term "Beatlemania" to describe the phenomenal and increasingly hysterical interest in the Beatles – and it stuck.

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Publicist Tony Barrow saw Beatlemania as beginning with the band's appearance on that program, at which point he no longer had to contact the press but had the press contacting him.

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Originally to be titled Beatlemania, it portrayed the members as struggling with the trappings of their fame and popularity.

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The making was complicated by the real-life Beatlemania that arose wherever the crew were shooting on a given day.

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Beatlemania said that the constant demand on their time, from fans, city officials, hotel management and others, was such that the band often locked themselves in their hotel bathroom to gain some peace.

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Lennon later enthused about the meeting; he said that Beatlemania was "something Dylan can understand and relate to" and recalled Dylan explaining the intensity of his following.

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Beatlemania continued on a reduced scale after the band's retirement from live performances and into their solo careers.

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